Scientists have learned a lot about aquatic invasive species, and experts now say the appearance of an exotic species in a body of water doesn’t necessarily mean the end of life as we know it.
I’ve come to a place where the boundaries—between ice and vapor, between glacial moraines and muddy paths in the woods, between icicles and ice sheets, between the past, the present, and the future—are all boundaries that can sublimate away, leaving behind only awe, and hope, and spring.
“Timber sales are not planned by wildlife managers; they’re assigned from the top down.”
The federal government has approved controversial water quality changes for Minnesota.
A new short film, Oshkigin: Spirit of Fire, shows the traditional controlled burning practices of the Anishinaabe people. These small burns help prevent wildfires from getting out of hand.
“We’ll use these stable isotope fingerprints of mercury to look at what source is being methylated and getting into the fish,” says USGS’s Sarah Janssen.
Researchers are learning about the microplastics in Lake Superior.
Agate commentary and an interview with scientist Jim Almendinger
Minnesota agency plans to set new rules that critics say will allow degradation in water quality.